A Short Biography of Bess of Hardwick

By Tim Lambert  Bess of Hardwick was a very rich woman in 16th century England. She was born Elizabeth Hardwick in the autumn of 1527 (the exact date is not known) in the village of Hardwick in Derbyshire. Her father was John Hardwick a moderately prosperous landowner and her mother was also called Elizabeth. She… Continue reading A Short Biography of Bess of Hardwick